August 05, 2011

Herb Rubbed Garlic Studded Pork




Ingredients:
2 lb pork loin
1 head garlic, peeled
1 cup basil
1 cup Italian parsley
3 tablespoons oregano
2 tablespoon olive oil
salt
freshly ground black pepper


Directions:
Prep grill. Spray with nonstick grill spray or oil the rack. Place the oil, basil, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper in a food processor. Pulse until a paste forms. Set aside. Cut slits on all sides of the loin and insert a clove of garlic in each slit. Rub on all sides with the herb mixture.


Grill until fully cooked, turning occasionally.

My thoughts:
I came up with this recipe to help use up the huge amount of basil, parsley and oregano our herb garden has been producing. It is a little overwhelming! Luckily, it made a lovely herby pesto type spread for the pork and really infused it with flavor. I cut my pork loin in two so I could have a whole piece for planned leftovers but this would work just as well as a whole loin. It was so juicy and the garlic added a lot of flavor. The leftovers make great sandwiches and panino.

1 comment:

  1. This recipe is making me question my vegetarian-ness! :) Love your site!

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